*To offer personalized attention and the highest levels of psychological and technical safety, only extremely limited spots are available.
Access is on a first-come, first-served basis.
“What a beautiful, healing experience. Every piece so Divinely orchestrated and Rina a master at weaving it all together and holding space for our exploration. I feel so much more confident in moving forward in my life and continuing to explore my fire, passion, and desires. Will be forever grateful for this experience and our group. Love to you all! Thank you, Rina, for doing what you do and opening my heart and mind to new possibilities. No turning back!"
"I never really understood what it was to self soothe or self nurture, now I get it and can access it anytime!"
"I knew that I was carrying shame around my body, I didn't know how deep it went...until I was able to process it in a safe space and find compassion and connection to my body in a way I never had before! I feel so much lighter!"
"I more clearly understand how to be present in all of my therapeutic activities, I didn't realize how much I disassociated from them until now"
"Now I see how important my self care practices are for the growth of my business and my relationships and have made huge shifts in prioritizing it for my business!"
Intimate Leadership & Empowered Surrender: a Shibari Intensive is a highly personalized, small-group workshop created for participants desiring a safe and welcoming introduction to ropes while exploring their emotional edges and learning how to confidently take and surrender control.
In the process, participants will learn about themselves through connection to their deepest and most vulnerable core. After all, it is only by releasing control that we can unleash our full potential, and only by stepping into our power can we invite another to give up theirs.
Through a combination of tantric practices, sacred sexuality, and consent- and trauma-informed coaching, this shibari journey will guide you into an altered state of consciousness that allows for your deepest transformation in confidence, self-acceptance, and sexual expression.
This ain't your burn camp's fly-by-night shibari operation!
You'll learn from a world-class practitioner and former pro-domme, gaining the skills to practice shibari confidently, safely, and with a greater awareness of your and your partner's emotional needs in intimacy.
In this intentional container, we don't use words like "top" or "bottom," because "bottoming" for example implies that the receiver has no control. In fact, the receiver holds all the control, and only through humility and deep connection to the receiver can the giver, or the "top," provide the kind of juicy and erotically-charged transformative experience most yearn for.
During this weekend intensive, participants master:
The three-day Intimate Leadership & Empowered Surrender: a Shibari Intensive begins with a beautiful shibari performance (we call these "rope operas") with an experienced model to give you a taste of what will be possible along your shibari journey. We'll follow with a round of introductions, set intentions for our workshop the next day, and close with a brief exercise to pique your curiosity.
We'll open the container on Saturday morning with a thorough immersion into critical components of consent, psychological and technical safety, and non-verbal communication. No shibari (or any sort of power exchange or BDSM scene) can safely be performed without these crucial elements -- let alone be an enjoyable experience for you or your partner! So we won't cut any corners in training you to become a confident and trustworthy erotic leader as well as a communicative and reliable receiver.
Following these fundamentals, we will practice beginner shibari techniques the rest of the day. We will break for lunch, during which we'll cover cognitive concepts such as energy exchange, providing provocation and pattern breaks, and stepping into vulnerability and connection. Dinner will be followed by reflections, Q&A, and an optional social activity -- if participants are up for it after so much intense training!
Feel free to take breaks whenever you need them and hydrate frequently. Much like yoga, shibari is your practice, so take care of yourself.
Sunday begins with a brief shibari exercise focused on learning to provide aftercare as both the giver and receiver. We will also explore techniques for integration of peak experiences, so that the emotional portal you open through ropes remains accessible during your future explorations. We will close with reflections over shared lunch.
Please note: In consideration of your facilitators' time, all sales are final. Given the small group setting, where we prioritize personalized attention over attendee numbers, we cannot offer refunds. Should you need to cancel, you will receive a credit to attend the next event.
Rina is Austin's premier shibari instructor. A former professional dominatrix with twelve years' experience working with elite New York City clients, Rina has now redirected her conscious kink career toward providing vulnerability journeys through rope.
Tying together eleven years of tantric bodywork and meditation practices in Asia, Rina studies and performs shibari with the most celebrated masters in Japan and across the United States.
A University of Maryland MBA graduate, certified death doula, and NLP and trauma-informed hypnotherapy practitioner, Rina combines her breadth of knowledge across somatic, spiritual, and sexual disciplines toward an utterly unique shibari modality that invites clients to access their deepest self-discovery and spiritual illumination.
A freediver, BASE jumper, skydiver, student of ancient traditions, and self-described intrepid explorer of consciousness, Rina is also the creator of Underline | World, an online tantric immersion course, and appears frequently on podcasts for her work in vulnerability coaching and sacred sexuality.
Her mission is to acquaint you with your own self: raw, unmasked, and intimately tied to your own truth. Please visit Rina's website to learn more.
You can come alone or with a partner.
No, your facilitators will provide all materials. You may wish to bring a journal and pen.
Dress for comfort and freedom of movement, but avoid loose clothing. Leggings work wonderfully. Once you sign up, your facilitators will be in touch with further instructions.
You'll enjoy a beautiful theatrical performance before breaking into sessions to practice both providing and receiving while diving deeper into intimacy, awareness, and vulnerability in ways that will support your confident expansion in heart, mind, body.
We provide delicious snacks and refreshments (chips & dips & fruits).
This intensive assumes no prior knowledge of shibari, kink, or BDSM. You will be provided the introductory techniques you'll need to begin your own explorations, whether that's shibari or beyond.
All sales are final, meaning no refunds. If you need to cancel for any reason, you will be able to attend another event.
If you have additional questions, please email Rina at email@example.com.